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Medicaid Cessation

Enrolled in Medicaid and ready to quit smoking with ND Quits?

Here’s the step-by-step process.

  1. Call NDQuits (1.800.QUIT.NOW) to enroll in free, personalized telephone coaching.
  2. Once enrolled, you will receive an enrollment letter and a Prior Authorization  Form in the mail.
  3. Contact your doctor to evaluate the possibility of a prescription for medication to help with quitting.
  4. Have your physician or pharmacy fill out the Prior Authorization Form and fax the form, along with your enrollment letter, to 866.254.0761.
  5. Be sure to include the quit date under Part IV of your Prior Authorization Form.
  6. Medicaid has partnered with NDQuits and now offers increased benefits to help you quit tobacco!

What medications are covered?

  • Nicotine patch (7mg, 14mg, 21mg)
  • Nicotine gum (2mg and 4mg)
  • Nicotine lozenge (2mg and 4mg)
  • Nicotine inhaler
  • Nicotine nasal spray
  • Bupropion
  • Chantix

To be covered by Medicaid, over-the-counter medications, require a prescription, PLUS an approved prior authorization. Coverage is limited to one course of therapy every two years for each medication.